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Although there have been rumblings that Toyota’s all-new Tacoma would be unveiled soon, it’s now official that Toyota will pull the cover off its 2016 Tacoma at the Detroit Auto Show next month. In the teaser released today, Toyota says “The all-new 2016 Tacoma will be ready to once again set the benchmark for midsize pickup performance.”

Toyota did not share much info about the new truck, as the teaser shot accompanying the news doesn’t show much more than the tailgate and rear bumper. What we can see from the photo is stamped TACOMA lettering on the lower portion of the tailgate resembling the same design found on the half-ton Tundra. It appears there’s also a trailer light hookup integrated into the bumper itself as well.

The Tacoma has led the mid-sized truck market in sales in spite of not having any major updates in almost 10 years, but Toyota touts that this Tacoma will be just as successful as its predecessor: “Backed by a heritage of unwavering capability, an unbreakable attitude and new, rugged tech, Tacoma’s off-road prowess is more formidable than ever. This is how we make America’s best-selling pickup in its segment for the last ten years better in every way.”

Later this month we’ll be conducting our Mid-Sized Truck Shootout between the new Chevy Colorado, Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier. Although this test will be based on the 2015 models, we are already looking forward to the 2016 test between these trucks.

This year’s Detroit Auto Show is shaping up to be exciting for truck lovers, as Nissan has already announced it will unveil its Cummins-powered Titan at this year’s show – and now we can add a new Tacoma to the mix. Be sure to check back with Off-Road.com for more on the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

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